A girl has been jailed for at the least 23-and-a-half years for murdering her pal Phoenix Netts and dismembering her physique, after demanding a sexual relationship from her.
Gareeca Gordon, 28, was informed by a choose at Bristol Crown Court docket on Tuesday that she was thought of a “very harmful younger girl” and would seemingly spend the remainder of her life behind bars.
Gordon stabbed Ms Netts, additionally 28, to demise on the HMO property the pair shared in Lozells, West Birmingham, a while on or earlier than 16 April final 12 months.
After killing Ms Netts, Gordon tried to deceive her family and friends via textual content messages, emails and voice messages that she was nonetheless alive and had moved to London.
She then purchased a round noticed and disposed of Ms Netts’ physique in two massive suitcases.
However following studies of a automotive driving within the space throughout lockdown, police discovered Gordon on the Forest of Dean, beside a quarry with two suitcases containing the stays of Ms Netts, resulting in her arrest at about 11pm on 12 Could.
She later pleaded responsible to Ms Netts’ homicide days earlier than she was as a result of stand trial.
Opening for the prosecution, Andrew Smith QC informed the court docket Ms Netts messaged a pal in February to say Gordon had “demanded intercourse along with her” and have become “aggressive” when she stated no.
On 7 April, in a textual content message to a pal, Ms Netts stated: “There’s a lady right here who retains asking me to be sexual. I believe I’m going to maneuver again to London. It’s scaring me lol.”
The final identified contact Ms Netts had was a telephone name with a pal within the early hours of 16 April, Mr Smith stated, whereas her machine was used to make web searches together with “the way to repair punctured lung”, “inner bleeding” and “can somebody get better from getting stabbed” between 1.04pm and three.07pm the identical day.
A autopsy examination discovered Ms Netts had suffered 4 stab wounds to the entrance of her torso however wouldn’t have died had she obtained immediate medical consideration.
One other girl dwelling within the shared lodging with Ms Netts and Gordon heard noises of drilling and banging, in addition to shouts of “assist me, assist me” on 16 April, the court docket heard.
Gordon then bought a round noticed on Gumtree for £45, which was delivered to the property shortly earlier than 11am on 17 April 17, with the autopsy examination discovering the noticed was used to dismember the physique of Ms Netts when it was both clothed or partially clothed.
“Dismemberment happened at 5 totally different places of the physique, dividing the physique into six elements,” Mr Smith informed the court docket.
The noticed was later found in Gordon’s room.
Mrs Justice Cutts, sentencing this afternoon, described Gordon as a “very harmful younger girl” who had killed Ms Netts in her personal bed room.
“You stabbed her 4 instances. None of those wounds would have been deadly had you referred to as for assist,” the choose informed Gordon. “She will need to have been very frightened in these hours earlier than she died.”
Justice Cutts informed Gordon her crime had been “aggravated by the appreciable bodily and psychological struggling” she inflicted on Ms Netts earlier than her demise “in not summonsing the emergency companies”.
The choose acknowledged that Gordon had been identified with a character dysfunction, in addition to post-traumatic stress dysfunction, however stated neither had “distorted” actuality sufficient for her to clarify why she murdered Ms Netts.
Sentencing Gordon to a minimal of 23 years and 6 months behind bars, Justice Cutts stated it could then be for the parole board to determine if she ought to ever be launched.
Gordon’s solely earlier convictions have been two minor shoplifting offences.
Extra reporting by PA